Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jay Nichols, Dec 17, 2017.
As always I truly appreciate the expertise you all share so freely.
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Probably an effect of Die Deterioration.. nothing major
Can anyone recomend a web-site or book to up my game some.
Find me a lincoln cent before 1969 that does not have that effect
Just go to YouTube for that. That'll up your game on the minting process better than anything, given that game is basically in the cradle right now, (i.e., it's not going to take much). On this specific observation on the E in WE, you should've just checked out other coins, at that same level of magnification. You'd have seen, this coin ain't nothing to retire on. That, in turn, would have saved you some grief.
There's a V.D.B. under the shoulder on that coin. Put your magnification to that area, and you'll find it. Neither is that the discovery of the ages, as all cents from 1918 on have it there. Lesson to be learned: at least compare to other coins.
Keep looking! there is good stuff just awaitin' out there!
thank you... what I find funny (for lack of a better word) is being new at this I come accross some prtty interesting coins that I have come to learn have no collector value. For example I have a penny that has thru circulation damage a perfect likeness of Jesus on the cross on the “T” in CENT. Another coin with some kind of die error that looks like a bullit hole in Lincolns head exactly where the wound would be, a little morbid maybe (but cool). Both coins that I wont sell (well $$$) although they dont have traditional Collectible qualities anyways. So to make a short reply longer... my favorite coins have no value but to me.
thank you for taking time to reply. I think when I posted this coin I wasnt clear about my question. I know that the letters were not actually lower or higher as in done by some mint error but having looked at counless coins and seen many letters that look a little higher or lower than the one next to it, I have never come across one where the effect was this dramatic. You say, I should of checked other coins that it looks like other coin other coins under the same magnification. I did and with respect... no it doesnt. my question is/was what would cause this difference that you dont even need a magnifying glass to see.
That's really in a margin of error, then, don't you think? I'm giving you your difference is greater than on other coins you looked at, but still, it's infinitesimal. And you're not going to get rich on infinitesimal. Doubled die fans find infinitesimal doubled dies all the time, and they have one thing in common, they're worthless.
Those goofy no value coins are some of my favorite. I love to name coins, here is one I found lately I named “Stick um up Abe”
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thank you... that is exactly what I needed to know or learn. thanks again
thats funny....at the risk of sounding goofy myself I got one called “Lincoln hang’n 10” which looks like Instead of Lincoln sitting in a chair he riding a surf board. heres my “Jesus penny”
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